As reported January 17, 2019 on ZDNET<>, 19 new Android apps have been found to be nothing more than junk getting in your way.

All of these apps do the same thing–add an advertising layer on top of Google Maps. At least one even has the gall to request payment to remove the ads in Google Maps–ads that wouldn’t exist except for that app itself!

If you have any of these apps installed on your Android device, remove them ASAP. The problem apps include: